EuropeActive - Moving Forward Together

Welcome to EuropeActive National Associations' updates. Were we will be sharing best practice, publications and relevant communications from our National Associations, and the work they do to make more people, more active, more often at national level.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Romania

The law on the deductibility of fitness memberships, which amends the Fiscal Code, was promulgated by President Iohannis.

Employees in Romania can benefit from gym subscriptions and medical recovery programs covered by their employers (with a ceiling of 400 euros/year for each employee). The provisions of the law will come into force on February 1, 2023.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Latvia

The Latvian Health and Fitness Association (LVFA), the Latvian Ice Hockey Association and the Latvian Tennis Union have joint efforts to request the recognition of the sports sector as essential.

This would reduce the VAT rate to 5% and subsequently provide support for rising energy costs.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Germany

In line with the Packaging Act, commercial stakeholders must offer, from 1st January 2023, reusable alternatives to disposable containers for to-go food and beverages.

However, businesses smaller than 80 square meters and with no more than 5 employees are exempted.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Finland

The Federation of Finnish Enterprises has assessed SKY as one of the most influential Finnish local and trade associations, in 2022.

The winner of the Entrepreneurs' Influencer Forum will be announced on Friday 3 February.

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Feb 2, 2023 - United Kingdom

Statement issued by ukactive's CEO, Huw Edwards, on the importance of strengthening physical activity.

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Feb 2, 2023 - United Kingdom

The Government decided to lift the energy support scheme for businesses, from April.

This will have "severe" effects on the sector, warns ukactive.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Spain

The 2023 Fitness trend report was issued.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Italy

The entry into force of the sports reform, initially planned at the beginning of the year was postponed to the 1st of July.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Ireland

The recording of the webinar on the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (introduced to support businesses with increases in their energy costs) is available online.

The scheme is designed to be compliant with the European Union State Aid Temporary Crisis Framework (TCF).

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Feb 2, 2023 - Greece

The fitness and physical activity sector will continue to benefit, in 2023, from a reduced 13% VAT rate.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Germany

A report issued by the German health insurance provider DAK-Gesundheit revealed that the absenteeism rate from work due to mental illness has increased by 41% between 2011 and 2021.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Germany

The Bundestag adopted a 100 billion legislation on energy price brake.

The measures aim to cap the gas and energy prices between January and April 2024.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Germany

DSSV, Deloitte and the German University for Prevention and Health Management (DHfPG) are currently conducting a survey for the 2023 annual report.

The results will be released in March.

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Feb 2, 2023 - Germany

DSSV's annual industry meeting will be held in Crete, from 26 to 29 October 2023

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Feb 2, 2023 - Germany

DSSV details the changes that 2023 will bring for German operators

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